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  • Cox's Bazar forest in danger

    Cox’s Bazar forests in grave danger

    The critical biodiversity areas in Cox’s Bazar -- Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary, Himchhari National Park and Inani National Park -- face a grave risk of peril due to high level of human interventions following the Rohingya influx, according to two recent studies.

  • Areas around Cox's Bazar already under threat

    Hands off protected forestland

    It is difficult to imagine a recent move by the public administration ministry to get allocation of 700 acres of protected forestland in

  • Hasina warns against exploiting Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday feared that vested quarters might exploit the frustrated Rohingya youths to materialise their ill motive.

  • Negotiations, not conflict

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh would keep up its efforts to repatriate displaced Rohingyas through negotiations and not by engaging in conflict with Myanmar.

  • Rohingya Fund Use: INGO Forum welcomes probe

    The INGO Forum Bangladesh said it would welcome any investigation into the allegations that NGOs and aid agencies spent only a quarter of the funds they received for the Rohingya crisis.

  • Doubt lingers as conflict flares up in Myanmar

    Rohingya Repatriation: Doubt lingers as conflict flares up in Myanmar

    Uncertainty over Rohingya repatriation is likely to stay as conflict between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army in Rakhine has escalated since early January, say experts.

  • Chittagong University Chhatra League infighting

    16 injured as locals clash with police

    At least 16 people, including two police men, were injured in a clash after locals blocked a road in Ukhia yesterday morning demanding quick repatriation of the Rohingyas and fences around the refugee camps.

  • Won't take any more Rohingyas

    Bangladesh cannot accept any more refugees from Myanmar, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque told a UN Security Council meeting.

  • Dhaka seeks OIC support for Rohingyas’ ‘safe zone’

    State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam seeks the support of OIC member states for creating a conducive situation and safe zone in Myanmar for the Rohingyas’ safe and dignified return.

  • Environmental challenges that can't be ignored

    It is now well over a year since nearly 700,000 Rohingyas were forced out of Myanmar and Bangladesh opened its borders to them and gave them shelter in the Cox's Bazar region.

  • The Rohingya crisis persists

    It's been nearly two years since more than seven lakh Rohingya people have entered Bangladesh having fled violent crackdown in Myanmar. There's no viable solution in sight. As Myanmar continues to procrastinate when it comes to the repatriation, signs on the ground suggest a dismal prospect: the Rohingya crisis is deepening.

  • Future of Rohingyas

    MPs propose for all-party JS body to deal with Rohingya crisis

    Four senior MPs of the ruling alliance propose for forming of an all-party parliamentary committee to work out a solution to the Rohingya crisis and repatriate them to their country.

  • Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen

    Bangladesh-Myanmar border almost sealed off: Foreign Minister

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen says Bangladesh-Myanmar border has almost been sealed off to stop further influx from Myanmar amid violence there.

  • Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque met with US Congressman Eliot Engel

    US Congressman hails Bangladesh govt for hosting Rohingyas

    US Congressman and Chairman of US House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel appreciates the government of Bangladesh for hosting the persecuted Rohingyas from Myanmar, and also expresses his hope to visit Bangladesh, see the Rohingya camps and hold talks with various stakeholders.

  • No resolution for stranded Rohingyas

    The fates of the 31 stranded Rohingyas living on the no-man's land in Kaziatali border of Brahmanbaria's Kasba upazila for three days remains up in the air as yesterday's flag meeting between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and India's Border Security Force (BSF) ended inconclusively.

  • Why different stance for Rohingyas?

    Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has criticised the Indian government over its stance on granting Rohingya Muslims citizenship, saying the country had a different stance on non-Muslims fleeing religious persecution in its neighbouring countries.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingya Exodus: 1,300 arrived from India since Jan 3

    At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said yesterday, as fears of deportation to Myanmar spark an exodus.

  • Rakhine State: UN calls for unimpeded aid access

    The United Nations (UN) calls on the Myanmar government to allow “rapid and unimpeded” humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops and autonomy-seeking rebels has displaced thousands of people.

  • Rakhine Unrest: BGB alert over fresh Rohingya intrusion

    The Border Guard Bangladesh remains on alert since Saturday for a possible renewed Rohingya intrusion amid frequent clashes between Myanmar security forces and Buddhist rebels in Rakhine state.

  • United Nations rights expert Yanghee Lee

    UN human rights expert to visit Cox’s Bazar

    UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee will arrive in Bangladesh on January 19 for a six-day visit to meet the Rohingya community.

  • 'Passport Forgery': 13 Rohingyas sent to jail on deportation from KSA

    A Dhaka Court today sends 13 Rohingyas to the jail on charges of securing Bangladeshi passports through forgery.

  • Fear grips Rohingyas on no-man's land

    Frequent clashes between Myanmar security forces and Buddhist rebels in Rakhine state have spread alarm among thousands of Rohingya refugees living in no-man's-land on the country's border with Bangladesh, as concerns grow over the intensified fighting.

  • Myanmar Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh

    UN chief in Myanmar concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

    The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the rebel Arakan Army has displaced about 4,500 people since early December.

  • Rohingya Refugees

    Rohingya Detainees in KSA: Riyadh moves to deport them to Bangladesh

    Saudi Arabia is going to deport scores of Rohingyas, held indefinitely by the kingdom, to Bangladesh, reports Middle East Eye (MEE), a London-based news portal covering events in the Middle East.

  • Myanmar asks army to crush Rakhine rebels

    Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday discussed insurgent attacks on Myanmar police in a rare meeting with the military chief, and her administration called for the armed forces to "crush" the rebels, a government spokesman said.

  • UNHCR to provide safe water for Rohingyas

    UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, and its partners are turning to green and non-polluting technology, including solar power, to help provide safe water to Rohingya refugees living in the crowded settlements in Bangladesh.

  • Myanmar policeman found killed in northern Rakhine state

    The bullet-riddled body of a Myanmar policeman was found in northern Rakhine state, government media says, as tensions rise in the hotspot where the Rohingya crisis erupted last year.

  • Crimes against Rohingya : Myanmar not serious about probe: HRW

    Human Rights Watch has said Myanmar should disband its inquiry commission on abuses in Rakhine state for its unwillingness to seriously investigate alleged grave crimes against the ethnic Rohingyas.

  • ‘US focused on improving situation for Rohingyas’

    The United States remains focused on steps that will improve the situation for Rohingya refugees and all people in Myanmar as well as promoting accountability for those that were responsible for these atrocities, says Deputy Spokesperson at US Department of State Robert Palladino.

  • Comments on Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh demands Myanmar apologise

    Dhaka yesterday protested the "derogatory and provocative" remarks of Myanmar Religious Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko on Rohingya refugees and asked the country to apologise.